Pasta with Pesto and Meatballs


For  a quick pasta recipe combine pasta with the delicious Nutty Pesto, grilled tomatoes, thyme mushrooms and meatballs mixed with herbs and parmesan cheese.


For the Pasta

Nutty Pesto

120 g Fettuccini Pasta

200 g mushrooms

200 g cherry tomatoes

1 tsp. thyme


For the Meatball

500g beef mince

2 tbsp. Almond meal

I tbsp. Parmesan cheese

1 tsp. Italian herbs

1  tsp. oregano

1 tsp. basil

1 tsp. thyme

1 egg



For the pasta

Boil fettucine according to packet instructions,

Preheat oven to 180ºC  fan force oven

Place baking pager on tray.

Place tomatoes on the tray and sprinkle olive oil.  Bake for 15 minutes or until bruised.

Add a tablespoon of olive oil in a pan and cook mushroom until it is brown.

Once mushroom is done sprinkle thyme and set aside.

In the  same pan add a tablespoon of olive oil and put the pesto and cook gently in the oil for a few minutes.  Make sure Pesto doesn’t burn.

Add the mushroom, cherry tomatoes and pasta in the pesto.


For the meatballs

Preheat fan force oven to 200ºC.

Line tray with baking paper.

Add all the ingredients in the mince meat and mix with hands, until well combined.

Roll into balls and place on the trays.  (Make 12-16 balls).

Bake for 25 minutes or to your liking.

Add the meatballs to your pasta.


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